Time Capsule

Time Capsule

A time capsule is like a container that is made from a specific material. The time capsule is capable of withstanding all kinds of weather, it is buried deep enough inside the ground. Despite being deep enough, it does not cause any harm for thousands of years, nor does it rot.

The time capsule is like a container which is being made of a special type of copper (copper) and will be about three feet in length. The speciality of this copper is that it does not get spoiled for years and even after hundreds of thousands of years, when it is removed from the ground, all the documents in it will be completely safe. The time capsule is capable of withstanding all kinds of weather, it is buried deep enough inside the ground.

Why is a time capsule buried?

The purpose of burying time capsules is to preserve the history of a society, period or country. It is a way of communicating with the people of the future. This helps the future generation to know about a particular era, society and country. In 2011, when Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he was also accused by the opposition of burying the time capsule. The opposition said that the time capsule is buried under the Mahatma Mandir built in Gandhinagar in which Modi has stated his achievements.

Time capsule in Indian history

In 1970 prime minister Indira Gandhi buried a time capsule in red fort complex.this is described in the book “Netaji: rediscovered” written by Kanai Lal Basu.

In the 70s when Indira Gandhi was at the peak of her profession. Her powerful temperament had supported shape and define Indian politics. To celebrate 25 glorious years of country’s independence, she decided to bury a time capsule in the Red Fort complex.

The government was excited about recording the first 25 years of the nation, its growths, efforts in the capsule. It also wanted to manuscript significant events in history, along with contemporary successes.

The time capsule was named as “कालपत्र”. It assigned the duty to the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) of drawing out important happenings from the past.

The political circle at that time opposed Indira Gandhi’s initiative, accusing her of dedicating herself and her clan in the time capsule. Despite the unrest, on August 15, 1973, Kalpaatra was suitably buried inside the Red Fort.

The government had set the time duration of one thousand years to extract the copper capsule, it wanted the upcoming generations to have a rendezvous with India’s magnificent past. 

>The time capsule at Ayodhya

The time capsule, enlisting history, to be placed 2,000 feet under Ram Temple in Ayodhya, says officials time capsule will be done to ensure that there are no disputes in the future related to Ram Janmabhoomi in AyodhyaPrime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

A time capsule will be placed thousands of feet under the Ram Temple construction site, according to the Ram Janmabhoomi. It will be done to ensure that there are no disputes in future and whoever wishes to study about the history of temple gets only facts related to Ram Janmabhoomi.

A time capsule will be placed under 2,000 feet in the ground at Shri Ram Temple construction area. So, that in future anyone who wants to study about the history of the temple, he’ll get the facts related to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi, so that no new debate can arise.

The time capsule will be set inside a “ताम्र-पत्र” (copper plate) before being placed below the site.

Soil from various teerths (pilgrimages) across the country and water from the sacred rivers is being brought to Ayodhya for ‘अभिषेक’ during the ‘भूमी-पूजन’ ceremony.

Water from sacred rivers and soil from teeth, where Lord Ram visited, will be used during the ‘अभिषेक’ in ‘भूमी-पूजन’. 

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